The group of young men that attacked a woman on a London bus last summer may have been gay, GayStarNews reports.
Police recently released CCTV footage of the incident in hopes of tracking down the assailants in the August 29 attack.
The footage shows five men approach a 22-year-old woman seated at the back of the bus. Words are exchanged before one of the men pours a can of soda over the woman’s head and another man pulls her hair. Slapping and scratching ensue before the woman falls to the floor and the five men exit the vehicle.
After the attack, the women is reported to have checked into a local hospital and released shortly thereafter. Her injuries were deemed “not severe.”
The men in the video all appear to be well-dressed and in their late teens or early 20’s. Before the attack, one of the men sits on another man’s lap, which has led some people to wonder: Were the men gay?
London police told GayStarNews that it’s “impossible to tell” what the five men’s sexual orientation is, though they did say the group may be “known” to the gay community in the city. Police failed to mention what, if any, significance this had in the case.
See out the CCTV video below.
Sadly this was not treat as a racially aggravated attack, which it clearly was.
@2eo: Thought the same thing.
Racially motivated? That’s a joke right??? These guys are clearly gay – from the man-purse one of the was carrying to the swishy way the other one walked into camera and then the lap sitting and the feminine hand gesturing…. clearly gay.
This wasn’t a racial thing – this was some drunk loud mouth girl giving those guys and ear-full about being gay and them retaliating. I’m not saying it was right by the way, just saying that of all the reasons it possibly could have been for, them being gay is at the top with racial being pretty far down the list.
I live in London and can attest to the kind of people you get on the night busses home from central London. This is a very common occurrence on the busses that service the stops near to the popular gay clubs.
@leestanton: Has an ethnic minority ever attacked a white person there before?
@leestanton: I can understand where you’re coming from, I have seen a great many people who can not exist in the real world.
Sadly the fluffy unicorns you think you saw are in face a group of violent black thugs who attacked a white woman. If it was reversed it wouldn’t even be a question if it was race motivated.
I love how it’s “impossible to tell” what their orientation was. Did they actually watch the video? It was a nasty cat fight.
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The only racism in evidence here is your cracker comments. It appears that the boys perhaps were a little loud or something and the girl insinuated herself into their conversation. Look closely. A verbal exchange ensued and they opened a can of whoop ass on miss entitled straight white gal and she got a lesson she likely deserved. Politically correct? No. Accurate…probably.
the other Greg
@stanhope: Sorry, the legal system considers this an assault. “Whoop ass” is not a legal defense.
Wow, never thought I’d see the day when 2eo, the most left-wing poster on Queerty, got called a “cracker”!
If 2eo lived in the US he’d be called much worse than that (e.g. Klansman, fascist, etc.) because as all American liberals know, blacks never beat up whites here… um, I mean, we’re not allowed even to suggest that such a thing EVER happens. Even if there’s a video.
@the other Greg: I wish the posters would make their minds up, you’re calling me left wing, Fawkes was calling me a neo fascist and another poster was calling me a religious bigot.
the other Greg
@2eo: Yeah, I noticed those. But I meant ”left-wing” as a compliment and I’m pretty sure they didn’t mean the other stuff as compliments? 🙂
@2eo: I believe you’ll find I called you an authoritarian, which isn’t necessarily left or right wing. No need to limit yourself, darling.
the other Greg
@Fawkes: If space aliens invaded, took over the Earth, and put 2eo in charge, we’d probably all be in trouble! To varying degrees, I hope.
@the other Greg: If I were in charge, it’d essentially be the Fallout games with me on a space station with an ion cannon.
It wouldn’t be genocide, it’d be two or three level up from that.
@stanhope: So do you always condone 5 on 1 criminal violent attacks or only when it’s black on white?
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